sábado, 31 de enero de 2009

Varios de ustedes, capaz que ya han leido esto o lo saben.. pero me gustaria hacer un post acerca porque me parece interesante.

- Despite endless speculation on which actor had been chosen to portray The Joker, Heath Ledger had always been Christopher Nolan's one and only choice for the role.

- When asked why he unexpectedly cast Heath Ledger as The Joker, Christopher Nolan simply replied, "Because he's fearless."

- In preparation for his role as The Joker, Heath Ledger hid away in a motel room for about six weeks. During this extended stay of seclusion, Ledger delved deep into the psychology of the character. He devoted himself to developing The Joker's every tic, namely the voice and that sadistic-sounding laugh. Ledger's interpretation of The Joker's appearance was primarily based off of the chaotic, disheveled look of punk rocker Sid Vicious combined with the psychotic mannerisms of Malcolm McDowell's character, Alex De Large, from A Clockwork Orange (1971).

- Christopher Nolan and his co-writers, Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer, made the decision very early on not to explore The Joker's origins. This was so the character could be presented as an "absolute".

- Elaborate, interactive marketing campaigns were launched in the months leading up to the release of this film. One of these was an event at the 2007 San Diego Comic-con called "Why So Serious", which involved fans following clues hidden around the city. The legions of Joker-painted fans ended up congregating in the street across from the convention center, where one of their numbers was welcomed into a black Escalade (with Gotham license plates) that had just pulled up. After a moment the fan started screaming and the SUV sped away. Later that day, a "Gotham City newspaper" was circulated reporting that a man believed to be the Joker was found beaten to death. Included were "crime scene photos" of the fan who had gotten into the Escalade, and a mention that he was found with a playing card in his hand, on which was scribbled "See you in December."

- Heath Ledger's sudden death on January 22, 2008 prompted immediate speculation over the film's state. Soon after Ledger's tragic passing was announced, Warner Bros. Pictures issued a statement that verified that Ledger had finished all of his scenes in principal photography, as well as post-production fulfillments (i.e., looping), thus making The Joker his final, completed film role.

- It's Sir Michael Caine's opinion that Heath Ledger beat the odds and topped Jack Nicholson's Joker from Batman (1989): "Jack was like a clown figure, benign but wicked, maybe a killer old uncle. He could be funny and make you laugh. Heath's gone in a completely different direction to Jack, he's like a really scary psychopath. He's a lovely guy and his Joker is going to be a hell of a revelation in this picture." Caine bases this belief on a scene where the Joker pays a visit to Bruce Wayne's penthouse. He'd never met Ledger before, so when Ledger arrived and performed he gave Caine such a fright he forgot his lines.

- The Joker make-up was composed of three pieces of stamped silicone, which took less than an hour to apply to Heath Ledger on each day of shooting. Ledger described it as "new technology which is much quicker to apply than regular prosthetics"; he felt he was not wearing any make-up at all.

- Once she knew Heath Ledger had been cast as The Joker, costume designer Lindy Hemming based the character's attire off of an eclectic line-up of clothing styles, ranging from Vivienne Westwood to John Lydon to Iggy Pop to Pete Doherty to Alexander McQueen. Hemming's aim was to modify The Joker's familiar appearance with "a younger, trendier look", in order to represent Ledger's generation.

- The Batman Comic Books "The Long Halloween", "The Killing Joke", "The Man Who Laughs" and the first two comics to feature the Joker character served as an influence on the film’s storyline.

- The nine-minute suite composed for the Joker is based around two notes, D and C. Interestingly enough, Batman's comic book company (who also produces the film) is DC Comics.

- While other actors were rumored to have been considered for the part of The Joker, director Chris Nolan claims that Heath Ledger entered his mind as a candidate for the role very early on during production, citing that the two had met up to discuss it before there was even a script for the film.

- The Joker's distinctive tongue flip grew out of Heath Ledger's own habit of running his tongue over the edges of his prosthetic make-up.

- The Joker's mask during the initial bank robbery is almost exactly the same as the mask worn by Cesar Romero when hijacking a performance of Pagliacci in the TV series episode "Batman: The Joker Is Wild (#1.5)" (1966).

- During the hospital scene, when The Joker is dressed as a nurse, his name tag on the outfit reads Matilda. This is after Heath Ledger's daughter by the same name.

- During the chase scene, when the Joker takes over driving the semi after his driver is killed, you can clearly see the bullet holes on the windshield form a smiley face.

- The date seen on Gordon's security camera photo of The Joker taken during the bank heist reads "2008/07/18", which was the U.S. theatrical release date of the film.

- In the scene where the older gentleman (Sen. Patrick Leahy) confronts the Joker at the party (thrown by Bruce Wayne for Harvey Dent), the Joker tells the gentleman, "You remind of me of my father. I HATE my father". This same line was was used in the movie Ruthless People (1986). The 'Bedroom Killer' says this to Ken Kessler (Judge Reinhold) after breaking into his house.

- 'Sean Penn' was the second choice for the role of The Joker. (Me pego un tiro, si llegaba a ser Sean Penn. ¬¬)

- The Joker says that Harvey is located at Avenue X and Cicero. Cicero is a prominent street in Chicago (where a lot of the movie was filmed) located at 4800 West (48 blocks from State Street).

- Heath Ledger's posthumous Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor as The Joker was coincidentally announced on the first anniversary of his death.

- This is the first and only film in which Heath Ledger portrays a villain.

- In the Italian version Batman (1989), Jack Nicholson's voice was dubbed by actor Giancarlo Giannini. In "The Dark Knight" Heath Ledger is dubbed by Giannini's son Adriano Giannini, with the result that Italian audience felt a connection between the two Jokers since the voices are very similar.

- Heath Ledger directed both homemade videos that the Joker sends to GCN himself. The first video involving the fake Batman was done under Nolan's supervision. Nolan thought Ledger had done so well with that sequence, he felt there was no need for him to be there when it came time to film the scene where reporter Mike Engel reads the Joker's statement. He put his trust in Ledger and let him do whatever he wanted, ultimately pleased with the result after he'd seen the outcome.

- The film uses numerous elements of the Joker's first appearance in "Batman" #1, published in 1940. In both "The Dark Knight" and "Batman" #1, the Joker publicly announces his crimes before committing them, removes his make-up and disguises himself as a police officer to gain access to a person he threatened to kill, uses a powerful bomb smuggled into jail to escape, steals and kills not for personal gain but simply to create chaos and disorder, and infringes upon the city's old-fashioned mobsters.

- Heath Ledger improvised when he started clapping inside his jail cell in a mocking and sardonic capacity as Gordon is promoted. The clapping was not scripted but Christopher Nolan immediately encouraged the crew to continue filming and the sequence was included in the film.

- Christian Bale stated in an interview that during the interrogation scene, Heath Ledger wanted him to beat him as hard as he could to get the real feeling of what was required from the scene.

- The situation with the two ferries is a classic example from game theory, also known as the 'prisoner's dilemma'. In the prisoner's dilemma, two suspects are arrested by the police. The police visit each of them to offer the same deal. If one testifies ("defects") for the prosecution against the other and the other remains silent, the betrayer goes free and the silent accomplice receives the full 10-year sentence. If both remain silent, both prisoners are sentenced to only six months in jail for a minor charge. If each betrays the other, each receives a five-year sentence. Each prisoner must choose to betray the other or to remain silent. Each one is assured that the other would not know about the betrayal before the end of the investigation. The unique equilibrium for this game is a Pareto-suboptimal solution-that is, rational choice leads the two players to both play defect even though each player's individual reward would be greater if they both played cooperatively. The same goes for the people on the two ferries. If one group decides to blow up the other, they go free ('cooperation', so to speak, with the Joker) and vice versa. Otherwise, they'll run the risk of being blown up themselves. If neither group does anything, they'll both be blown up. The fact that neither group decides to blow up the other would be, according to game theory an irrational decision given the stated terms. The only reason it ends well is that the Joker doesn't succeed in detonating the device to blow up both ferries.
Heath Ledger: On playing "The Joker" in The Dark Knight, so far, is definitely the most fun I've had with any character. He's just out of control, no empathy, he's a sociopath, uh, a psychotic, mass-murdering clown. And, uh, I'm just thoroughly, thoroughly enjoying it. It's just exceeded any expectations I had of what the experience would be like.


  1. Anyra said...
    Sí, la mayoría de las cosas las sabía, pero por ejemplo lo que había escrito en la chapita del traje de enfermera, o la fecha de la foto de la cámara de seguridad, no tenía ni idea XD
    Nunca estamos lo suficientemente atentos para coger todos los detalles jajajaja XD
    Igualmente me alegro de que no eligieran a Sean Penn :P
    Cole Pfeiffer said...
    Estan buenisimas las trivias de IMDB.
    The Joker said...
    o que buena no entiendo miguna cosa de lo que dice pero es super buena.... ahHAHAHAHAHA......
    Ladyascar said...
    creo que se han equivocado en la de joker nurse con lo de "Matilda" en realidad pone otra cosa (podeís verlo en el foro de superherohype) n.nu lo siento, ahora no me acuerdo que ponía
    el murcielaguito said...
    No Vale!!! todos hablan ingles!!! yo no cazo un pomo...!!!
    saludos ...goodbye! je
    Anónimo said...
    Who knows where to download XRumer 5.0 Palladium?
    Help, please. All recommend this program to effectively advertise on the Internet, this is the best program!

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